Any doctrine that weakens personal responsibility for judgment and for action helps create the attitudes that welcome and support the totalitarian state.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
Gig'em Aggies!! BTCO'77HOO t.u.!!
As for your second question, since I started our puppy out hunt testing, my husband has begun to hunt again. Win-win!
HR Roughwater Stacked & Packed, "Babe," MH, CD, RN, CGC, WDQ
From Louisiana and I've been hunting my whole life! Never had a dog of my own to hunt with so figured I would try training one for hunting! Well after I had success and all of my buddies back home we're doing ht/FT I figured I would give it a try! Well now I'm hooked like a big ol white perch... I still love hunting way more but I must say I've met some pretty nice people at hunt test! Seems like most of everyone in the dog game is pretty friendly and willing to help another person out! The test are fun but the thrill of watching a group of big ducks cup on top of you... You can't ever beat that with a stick.
All of this talk about hot cups of coffee in the blind, watching the sun come up over the tree line, and that sweet smell of wet dog is getting me all kinds of excited for season to get here. Only couple weeks left until the blue rockets come screaming past. And if you have ever hunted with your dog and miss they can give you a look that will make a good buddies ribbing seem innocent. Bring on the ducks!!!
Lone Oak's Marley Man.. (My first)
I hunt a lot. I always have. Going on about 37 years worth. The words "You're insane" often times come out of my wife's mouth from October-February.
If you enjoy hunting your dog, have fun…….. If you enjoy only Hunt Tests, have fun………. If you enjoy both, have fun…………. That's all that matters.
Personally, I do both.
"Are you a good witch, or a bad witch ?" Glinda, the good witch of the North.
started out as a hunter wanting a dog to pick up ducks then discovered the HRC tests and ran started and was hooked from then on. But still a hunter but the hunting has changed a bit i would rather take the dog and no gun if i was told we could drop a 3-4 man limit of ducks for the dog to pick up dont get me wrong i love shooting birds but nothing beats the dog quitely whining as ducks are circling and you want to talk amped let the ducks start landing on the water 30 yards in front of the dog.
There are some very good word-crafters on this site. I would like to compliment the writing. You guys can be very inspiring.